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Notre Dame plans to go coal-free within five years. The university has already reduced coal-based electricity from 85% of its usage to 15%. Spokesman Dennis Brown says the university is committed to getting rid of it completely, after an encyclical from Pope Francis calling for...
Former Evan Bayh chief of staff Tom Sugar will not run for governor. Sugar had been flirting with a bid for the Democratic nomination, to be centered on the issue of redistricting reform. Sugar founded the nonprofit Lead or Leave to campaign for independently drawn districts,...
Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Senate Democrats plan to introduce three bills next session aimed at relaxing Indiana restrictions on illegal immigrants. Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) says Democrats will propose joining 10...
More than one-fifth of female students at Purdue University say they have been sexually assaulted since they arrived on campus, at least among those who responded to a national survey. The campus climate survey on sexual assault was taken by the Association of American...
Subaru of Indiana Automotive announced a major, multi-million dollar expansion today. Governor Mike Pence joined Subaru executives for the announcement in Lafayette. Subaru says it's investing $140.2 million to boost production by about 100,000 units a year. They say the move...
As Republicans and Democrats argue about the state of Indiana's roads and bridges, a nonpartisan report card supplies ammo to both sides. The American Society of Civil Engineers issues a 50-state report card every four years. The last one showed one in six major roads in Indiana...
Nosey the elephant (image courtesy of PETA) There will be no elephant rides at an east Indiana festival this year. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports that the Fountain City Lions Club canceled the planned appearance of "Nosey the Amazing Elephant", a 33-year-old pachyderm who...
Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted jobless rate continues to fall. Unemployment in August dropped slightly by one-tenth of one percent. It now stands at 4.6%. Department of Workforce Development Spokesman Joe Frank says that's what they consider "full employment" in the state. Frank...
Duke Energy has reached a settlement with big industrial customers of a proposed rate hike to cover costs at the Edwardsport coal gasification plant. The deal would increase the typical residential bill by $1.96 a month -- a little more than half what Duke had sought for repairs...